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Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

Township Law E-Letters

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

W-2 or 1099? How to Utilize Independent Contractors Without Putting Your Township at Risk

December 2020 | Township Law E-Letters

Many townships rely heavily on independent contractors for township services. Whether the township uses independent contractors to manage an... Read More ›

Michigan Legislature Passes Bill to Extend Provisions for Public Bodies to Meet Remotely under the Open Meetings Act

December 2020 | Township Law E-Letters

On December 9, 2020, the Michigan Senate voted 36-1 to pass Senate Bill 1246 (2020), a bill to amend the Open Meetings Act and extend the da... Read More ›

2020 Property Tax Update

November 2020 | Township Law E-Letters

The State Tax Commission (“STC”) is a three-member commission appointed by the Governor. The STC is the authority charged with s... Read More ›

Township Law Q&A

Each month we tackle questions from township officials regarding legal topics that impact your municipality.

Does a Township Zoning Board of Appeals have to do more in its final decision than simply stating whether a request is granted or denied?

December 2020 | Township Law Q and A

Generally, yes. Typically, a Township’s Zoning Ordinance will provide for a written standard that must be applied when considering a r... Read More ›

What is the relationship between Assessed Value, Taxable Value, and True Cash Value or Market Value?

November 2020 | Township Law Q and A

True Cash Value and Market Value have been determined by Michigan Courts to be synonymous terms. The tax statute uses the term True Cash Val... Read More ›

Can the County relinquish control over the public roads in the Township?

October 2020 | Township Law Q and A

Yes. The Board of County Road Commissioners can do so under the General Highway Law, MCL 224.18. To relinquish jurisdiction over a road to a... Read More ›

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